A glass box with more space, that’s the promise Lian Li O11 Dynamic Evo XL. Compared to the O11D Evo the tower promises 38 percent more volume. Numerous details are also intended to make it easier to build good-looking computers.
The series of such ideas includes the support at the front, which connects the two glass surfaces that meet. It can be removed from the new XL case, allowing an uninterrupted view of the hardware. Lian Li only recommends using it to transport the case. In addition, the O11 Dynamic XL can be set up in “reverse mode” where the window ends up on the right side.
Regardless, the position of the motherboard tray can be changed, which influences the maximum possible height for radiators. At the bottom, including the fan, it is in the “Low”, “Normal” and “High” positions at either 54, 90 or 126 millimeters, and under the lid at 118, 82 or 46 millimeters. Depending on the configuration, a radiator on the right side panel can be up to 117 millimeters thick.
A maximum of 420 mm radiators can be used Housing can be used that are screwed to brackets with quick-release fasteners; there is space for a pump in the rear compartment under the power supply instead of the hard drive cage. The holder for 2.5″ HDDs also serves as a cover for cables. According to the manufacturer, a mesh area that has been increased by 14 percent is also intended to improve cooling.
Further details should help when building systems. There are no screws for expansion slots on the O11 Evo XL; instead, a bracket fixes all expansion cards at the same time. A new height-adjustable bracket should also be included graphics cards – There are no size restrictions – support.
Difficulties and prices
What is curious is that Lian Li warns of possible problems on the product page. A small part of users may notice the lack of an extension for the audio cable when using reverse mode, the manufacturer writes and asks to either contact customer service or order the cable on Aliexpress, where it is available for 0.01 US dollars. dollars is offered. The same applies to a group of users who want to use a 130 mm wide radiator on the floor and encounter problems. Here Lian Li offers a new fan bracket that should solve the problem.
The O11 Dynamic Evo XL is available in black starting at $235 and white starting at $245, with US prices excluding taxes. The manufacturer does not provide any information about availability in Europe.